marți, 3 octombrie 2017

The Viceking

The A.P.I. organizes a formal thematic tourney in 2-4 moves with the piece called Viceking (see above the description). Originals can be of any type (direct, helpmate, selfmate, helpselfmate, series etc. Are not allowed other types of fairy conditions and pieces). No zeropositions.
Director of tourney: Valerio AGOSTINI    [] 
Judge: Antonio GAROFALO
Deadline: 31.12.2017
Originals must be sent within deadline to Director only by e-mail. The problems awarded will be published on Sinfonie Scacchistiche, which will be sent to every participant.

              The Viceking 
The Viceking is a piece of fairy chess, born from the ashes of a Pawn promoted in the square “e8” if White or in the square “e1” if Black. It is a consequence of the most general rule of the Viceking’s chess: the Pawn must obligatorily be promoted in the piece that occupied such square to the beginning of the game. Then, independently from the run completed by the Pawn (linear, diagonal or zig-zag,) if a White Pawn reaches the square “a8” can become only a Rook; if reaches the square “b8” can become only a Kinght, etc. Then, if reaches the square “e8” can become only a Viceking; the same happens to the Black in first rank, of course. The new piece Viceking has the same movements of the King, except the castle. It doesn’t obligatorily have to defend or to be defended by a threat of capture (can be left in taking). If captured the game is not ended but can to continue. The Viceking can give the checkmate to adversary King. The grafic representation is a King without crown, like a figurines of White/Black Viceking above. The symbol of the Viceking is V in Italian, English, Spanish, French and German; B in Russian.

duminică, 1 octombrie 2017

"Gheorghe Ristea - 75" Jubilee Tourney 2017

  H#2  - informal tourney, the theme of the tourney is presented in the example below, duplex is allowed,  fairy pieces and conditions are not allowed, unlimited entries per composer.  Judge: .....  Closing date:  June  30, 2018. Entries to Dan-Constantin Gurgui via e-mail:   Award will be published on the “e4 e5” magazine. All participants will receive the award by e-mail.  



miercuri, 20 septembrie 2017

TT of the "Seven chess notes" magazine 2018

The magazine "Seven chess notes" announces a thematic composing tourney for miniatures.
Stipulation: exactly h#3 or h#4.
Theme: key and mating moves are executed by different pieces on the same square. At least two solutions are required.
Judge: Valery Barsukov
Send entries to the editor of "SCN" Valery Ivanov -
Closing date: June 1, 2018


20 TT “Problemist Ukrajiny” (The Problemist of Ukraine) – 2017
«Problemist of Ukraine» announces a tourney in three sections for miniatures presenting the below themes.
Original problems are to be sent before 10.11.2017, to Mykola Chernyavskyy:
In each of the sections, the winner will then propose a theme for the next tourney and judge it.
Please abide by this requirement. Results will be published in the journal "Problemist
Ukrajiny” and at WEB-site grandmaster V. Kopyl:
We will also be thankful for sending us published problems presenting the themes.
We wish you success in your creative work!

sâmbătă, 16 septembrie 2017

6th FIDE World Cup in Composing 2018 (Closing date: 1.2.2018)

The International Chess Federation (FIDE), within the framework of its “Chess Composition” special project, is organising the 6th FIDE World Cup in Composing for 2018 in eight sections.
The tournament is coordinated with the WFCC Presidium and is a part of the joint efforts by FIDE and WFCC for the popularization and development of chess composition worldwide.
A. Twomovers – Judge: Paz Einat (Israel)
B. Threemovers – Judge: Zoran Gavrilovski (Macedonia)
C. Moremovers in 4 to 15 moves – Judge: Mark Erenburg (Israel)
D. Endgame studies – Judge: Harold van der Heijden (Netherlands)
E. Helpmates in 3 moves – Judge: Christopher Jones (Great Britain)
F. Selfmates in 3 to 5 moves – Judge: Petko Petkov (Bulgaria)
G. Fairies (help-selfmates in 3 to 5 moves) – Judge: Vlaicu Crisan (Romania)
H. Retros and Proofgames – Judge: Hans Gruber (Germany)
In each section, only one composition by each author is acceptable and joint compositions are not allowed.
The theme is free in all sections. In the fairies section (help-selfmates in 3 to 5) fairy pieces and conditions are not allowed. Only computer-tested problems by one of the Alybadix, Popeye or WinChloe programs are allowed; the participants should state with which software they tested their composition.
The director of the tournament is Alexander Bulavka (Belarus).
Entries must be sent in diagrams with complete solution and any comments by email only to the director’s address:
Participants should mention their postal address in the email.
The closing date is February 1st, 2018.
The director will send all compositions to the judges on uniform and anonymous diagrams by February 15th, 2018. All judges should prepare their awards by May 15th, 2018. The results will be published on the Internet by June 1st, 2018 and they will be announced final after two months allowed for claims of anticipation and unsoundness.
In each section medals for 1st-3rd places, prizes, honourable mentions and commendations will be awarded, as well as certificates for the prizes signed by the President of the FIDE.

vineri, 8 septembrie 2017

"e4 e5" Composing Tourneys 2018

The "e4 e5" magazine announces the following  two international composing  tourneys  in  2018:

     A.  "e4 e5" - 10 Years  Jubilee Tourney 2017  Fairies
H#2 – informal tourney, free theme, only the Princess fairy pieces are allowed.
Zero-positions and other  fairy pieces and/or conditions are not allowed.
Judge: Anatoly Karamanits (Ukraine). Unlimited entries.
Closing date: June 30, 2018.
     B.   ”Gheorghe Nicolaescu - 65” Jubilee  Tourney  2018 
Endgame  studies – informal tourney, free theme.
Judge: Sergey Osintsev (Russian Federation).   Send your compositions
before December 25, 2018  to
The compositions will be published in the "e4 e5" magazine.
Maximum number of entries per composer: 5.
Please reprint!

sâmbătă, 2 septembrie 2017

"György Bakcsi - 85" Jubilee Tourney 2018

On the occasion of the 85th anniversary of the birth of the International chess-problem composer
Grandmaster György BAKCSI a tourney will be held in the following classes:
I.: Helpmates in 4-6 moves.  Theme: Only two solutions allowed, in one black castles,  in the other one no.
 Judge: János CSÁK.
II.: Helpmates in 4-6 moves. Free theme.
Judge: József PÁSZTOR
Computer-controlled entries, with diagram, full solution and name(s) and address(es) of author(s),
should be sent to the organizer: Béla MAJOROS .
Deadline for entries:  April 6, 2018.